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The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee Inquiry into Permitted Development Rights

Meeting: 27/04/2021 - Decision Session - Executive Member for Economy and Strategic Planning (Item 47)

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This report provides the Executive Member with information on the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee’s inquiry into permitted development rights (PDR), which is inviting submissions on PDR related issues. The deadline for submissions is Friday, 30 April 2021.

Decision:

Resolved:

 

(i)            That the contents of the report be noted.

 

(ii)          That the submission of evidence to the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee Inquiry into Permitted Development Rights be delegated to the Director of Environment, Transport and Planning.

 

Reason: To enable the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee to receive the City of York Council’s submissions to the Inquiry into Permitted Development Rights.

Minutes:

The Executive Member considered a report which provided him with information on the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee’s inquiry into Permitted Development Rights (PDR), which is inviting submissions on PDR related issues. The deadline for submissions in Friday, 30 April 2021.

 

During discussion of the item, officers:

·        Explained that there were 8 main questions asked by the inquiry, which focused on issues such as the changing usage of property from office to residential and the effect it has had on the quality and quantity of new housing, including affordable and social housing.

·        Stated that in the view of the City of York Council, the Government’s changes have had a negative impact, due to the fact that Permitted Development Rights do not allow the Council to request any form of contribution for affordable housing and that it had allowed a significant number of units to be proceed without planning permission.

 

The Executive Memberthanked officers for their report and stated that he would like more information on what steps the Council was taking to aid in the changing usage of retail space in the city centre, from large floor plate shops to smaller, sub-divided units, including what the Council can aid in the regeneration process.

 

Resolved:

 

(i)            That the contents of the report be noted.

 

(ii)          That the submission of evidence to the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee Inquiry into Permitted Development Rights be delegated to the Director of Environment, Transport and Planning.

 

Reason: To enable the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee to receive the City of York Council’s submissions to the Inquiry into Permitted Development Rights.


 

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